Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Only Kind of Beer that Goes Well With Chainsaws

Last weekend, after many a manly hour with a chainsaw and a pile of tree pieces, Foodgoat found himself yearning for a beer. But there was no beer to be had. In the entire house, not a single beer.

And there the story might have ended - a horror. No -- a tragedy. But then he decided to sample one of my latest acquisitions in fine gourmet beers. It was a cool, creamy brew from Goose Island Brewery in Chicago and turned out to be so refreshing, so flavorful, touched with just the right notes of vanilla and just the right amount of sweetness, that the six-pack was finished off in no time.

Sure, it was root beer. But in my book, a really fine root beer is every bit as satisfying as a really fine beer.


  1. Mmm...I'll have to keep my eye out for that. We have a favorite little winery here in Missouri (Charleville in Ste. Genevieve, MO) that makes their own rootbeer. Soooo tasty. My sweetie wanted to bring some home, but they don't have the technology to bottle it. So finding new root beers for him would be fun.

  2. I can't imagine a day when I don't have ANY beer in the fridge. (In this household, it's the little Asian lady who drinks. Not the manly man former Marine. LOL.)

    My friend is a root beer fan. I should share this knowledge.

    Also, Costco in California sells Virgil's Root Beer party keg. Check it out on Reed's Gingerbrew website.